Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has said that wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are needed in the limited-overs cricket for India if they want to remain a great team. However, both the players are not a part of the Indian set up right now after their poor show in the 2019 World Cup. Youngsters like Washington Sundar and Rahul Chahar has replaced them. Virat Kohli said that the management is looking to add more depth to the batting lineup and that is the reason was given for their exclusion.
“This is a good team but Virat needs to bring back the wrist spinners into this format,” Ganguly wrote in his column for Times of India. “I hope Yuzvendra Chahal has only been rested to give opportunity to others, or else he is a must for India in the T20 format.”
Sourav Ganguly further said that he is not at all concerned with India’s results in the T20 format of the game going into the World T20 next year.
“The T20 World Cup is in Australia next year and opinions and judgments will be passed. The key person amidst all this will be Virat Kohli, and it will be important for him to stay calm for a long period of time,” Ganguly added.
The 47-year-old further added that India don’t need two left-arm spinners in Ravindra Jadeja and Krunal Pandya and he is hoping for the upcoming Test series against South Africa to contain good pitches where India will get some benefits from the pitch.
“India doesn’t need two left-arm spinners [Ravindra Jadeja and Krunal Pandya]. The Test series will start soon, and hopefully, India will play on good pitches and not rank turners, as it has been in the last series because India is a very good team on any surface,” said Ganguly.